Maine black flies

SpaceBus Posted By SpaceBus, Apr 16, 2019 at 10:32 AM

  1. SpaceBus

    SpaceBus
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    Nov 18, 2018
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    It was just like you said, they showed up after a warm(ish) night.
     
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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
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    Jul 22, 2008
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    And they'll mostly go away once we get a decent heat spell.
     
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  3. maple1

    maple1
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    Sep 15, 2011
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    Ours seem to stick around all summer. Like some kinda plague.

    The weather has been miserable here for almost a month now, but any hints of nice weather is starting to bring them out in bursts. The explosion is going to happen the next nice day - which looks like will be this whole weekend. Uggh.
     
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  4. begreen

    begreen
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    Nov 18, 2005
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    Why bats and some birds are essential. A bat will eat about 1200 insects an hour. Try putting up nest boxes for swallows and some bat boxes.
     
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  5. SpaceBus

    SpaceBus
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    Nov 18, 2018
    2,118
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    Downeast Maine
    Thanks for the tip, I feel like I can hear bat's at night sometimes. In the south you could see them at dusk if you were lucky. The song birds were out in force yesterday diving after the bugs.
     
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